The narrow grassy semi-evergreen leaves of long-beaked sedge gradually spread into large fine-textured clumps. Plants are punctuated in spring by relatively large nodding spikelets of green flowers that mature to tan seeds with prominent grain-like beaks. This refined sedge is a great fit for most shade garden situations and styes.
Part to full shade; average to damp soil; 30"x18"; spring; historical RI native; Zone 3
Propagated from seed; deep 3.5-inch pots
Photo: Matt Lavin